Larry’s Inaugural Address

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President’s Message By Larry Cohen President National Society of Newspaper Columnists Larry Cohen With the financial help of my mysterious Political Action Committee in the Cayman Islands; with a last-minute surge of support from the National Rifle Association; and with…

Online News Association Opens 2012 Contest

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On Monday (May 21), the Online News Association, journalists.org, opened its annual contest, according to its executive director, Jane McDonnell. ONA has a category for commentary, with three subcategories: Small, Media and Large websites, as well as a Student contest.…

The Gifts of Will Rogers

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Editor’s note: Mike Masterson published this column on May 5, the day he received the 2012 Will Rogers Humanitarian Award from the National Society of Newspaper Columnists. He read this column during his thank-you at the awards banquet of its…

Columns of 2012 Contest Winners

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Following are PDFs or links to the winning columns of the six 2012 first-place winners in the annual contest of the National Society of Newspaper Columnists. Each entrant was required to submit three columns originally published in 2011. Category A.…